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Course Number: AUR30713-01V01
If you are a trainee in an outdoor power equipment-related industry like a mower shop or golf course, North Coast TAFE offers an excellent opportunity to gain industry accreditation and expand your employment opportunities. Our Taree campus has a close association with the Outdoor Power Equipment Association, which represents the industry and we are one of a very few Registered Training Organisations who specialise in outdoor power equipment. Outdoor power equipment mechanics have been identified as a skill shortage area, making it an excellent time to begin your Certificate III qualification in Outdoor Power Equipment.The Certificate is suitable for employers who would like to sign up a trainee for three years and employees who wish to gain a Certificate III qualification. The course was designed in conjunction with Automotive Skills Australia (ASA). Upon completion of this qualification you could look towards a management role in outdoor power equipment or continue service and repairs. Upon successful completion of the Certificate, you can continue your studies with a spare parts qualification.The course combines theory taught online and skill assessment, which will take place over video. Students must have access to a PC at work in order to access the online OPE Moodle platform.This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway. Work PlacementAll students enrolled in this course must be apprenticed in the industry. Assessment and completion of the course requires access to a fully equipped workplace, under supervision. All our NC TAFE Automotive courses are classroom and blended delivery modes, including discussions, working in groups, and workplace log books. Students work with real automotive vehicles and equipment in simulated environments on campus.
Students must be apprenticed to qualify for Smart & Skilled enrolment. Assessment requires access to a fully equipped workplace under supervision.As automotives is a very technical and sophisticated industry, students need a high level of literacy and numeracy, including computer skills, to successfully undertake this qualification.Students must have access to a PC at work, be able to access the on-line OPE Moodle platform.Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Completion of Cert III in any automotive qualification will enable students to be licenced by the NSW Office of Fair Trading.Further training pathways from this qualification include AUR40112 Certificate IV in Automotive Management, AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis, AUR40812 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling, and other relevant qualifications.
This qualification can lead you to Lead to employment in the Outdoor Power Equipment industry, Local Council machinery maintenance, Golf courses machinery maintenance.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.